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Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]

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“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” {Psalm 139:5, NIV} While luggage was being toted from outside to inside the hotel, Momma and […]

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I love this season where the leaves are turning and my heart and mind is turning back inside our home. Fall is a season when I feel like I enjoy […]

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Do It Afraid

Sep 23, 2014 by

Cheek to cheek, my eight-month-old grandson, Josiah, and I dance in the pool. When his feet dip in the cold water he sucks in his breath and scrunches his face […]

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“Honey, with summer break beginning, I’ve signed you up as a weekly volunteer at the nursing home.” I’ll never forget that simple declaration uttered by my mom. Life, as this freshman […]

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He stares at me from the back seat with eyes hot, red, determined, defiant and desperate to be understood. I stare at him through the rear view mirror with eyes […]

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Twenty-five years ago, my mom sat on the edge of the bed and told me a story about girl who hated her brown eyes. She thought they were ugly next […]

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Always

Sep 5, 2014 by

It was just the two of us, alone in our house. My daughter had been digging out everything she’d need for her off-campus apartment, the things she had packed away […]